Past few months have been dreadful. I have lost motivation to write anything. I used to be so good. I made a reference in my last post few months back that I will be writing a lot. But that hasn’t been the case. Reviewing music albums had me motivated but I fell off the wagon from that too (no longer temporarily as it seems) – Though, I did enjoy few photoshoot sessions but I ran out of the ideas there as well. At this point, I do feel like I’ve hit a major roadblock in life.
Not sure how this is going to end. No end in sight as it maybe. Next few weeks, I need to find and lock down a new apartment place for another year. As much as I have loved Phoenix, I have played around the idea of moving away. Even though, I do love the short weekend drive up to Vegas and L.A. from time to time.
Few more things to clear out: I won’t be attending Grand Chapter Congress. It kinda sucks as I really wanted to explore Seattle but I just can’t dip into my savings at this moment. Best part? I will be going to Austin in October. Definitely want to explore that city as I’ve heard so much growth in the economy there, and what city offers in terms of culture and music. Phoenix definitely lacks multi-cultural interaction. My ideal place would be San Francisco but Austin isn’t too shabby either.
The best feeling in life is the one of growth, where you feel that you are learning new things, contributing in new ways, and becoming a better person each day.
I think one of the worst approaches towards living is to expect life to be a bed of roses. Whoever does that, is troubled by the smallest of thorns in the garden of experiences. That is why we see so many people feel perturbed by even the smallest of unexpected changes in their world.
I’ve often myself felt that at times. And once this ‘cribbing period’ passes, it is amazing to look back and see that there was nothing wrong with anything, but for a misplaced expectation.
Also, the greatest thing about life is its limitlessness. The human desire to explore and discover, and the sense of fulfillment that one gets from doing something worthwhile – both for ourselves and for others – offer us a grand purpose with infinite possibilities. There is no end to how much one can learn, there is no limit to how much one can use knowledge… there are countless places one can travel to, uncountable people one can meet.
Our time here is finite. It is only worthwhile to make the most of it… by traversing miles with smiles.
Everyone makes mistakes in their lives. Some of us benefit from them by learning, adapting and often end up not doing the same mistakes again. Others only get frustrated and keep doing them over and over again. Similarly, everyone faces challenges, difficulties and trials in life. It is how we handle these trials which makes or breaks us.
To be a little more clear, there is a difference between what you want in life and what you want of life. In my observation people can’t make out this difference.
For example, what I want in tea and what I want of tea are two different things. I like honey & milk in my tea but I want a feeling of warmth, almost a buzz, of my tea. Does this mean what I want in my tea dictates what I want of my tea? Not necessarily. Two people can have two different things in their tea but want the same thing of of it – something warm.
I think it is important to know what we want of life and let it dictate what we want in our life, rather than the other way around.
Recognize the moment of choice and reflect at that moment to figure out what is my true resistance to the change I so want in my life and then … make the choice, feel it!
And I am addicted to the Mango Peach Salsa from Costco. Yummylicious!
There are no gimme putts in life, there should be none on the green.